Turning Rice Into Potatoes


Can the Chinese replace rice with potatoes in their cuisine? A new report shows that greenhouse gases could fall nearly 9% if they do.

Rice takes a lot of water and fertilizer to cultivate. A researcher named Jun Bi at Nanjing University in China found that potatoes grown in China have a lower carbon footprint because they demand less water and fertilizer. Pork fried potatoes? I’d try it.

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